Firefox 24.0

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

Download: Firefox 24.0 for Windows | 21.7 MB (Freeware)
Download: Firefox 24.0 for Linux | 27.7 MB
Download: Firefox 24.0 for MacOS | 43.9 MB
View: Firefox Website | Release Notes

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I really like the little option about plugins in the address bar to easily block things like flash on some websites. Great little addition

And why should there be ?

The two most important things to update in a browser is the engine and the security. Making it standard compliant with the lastest tech, optimizing it for better perf and making it secure. All those things are hidden to the average user but very important.

There was a time when a major version number increment meant you could expect major changes to the product. Long gone are those days. Nowadays, version numbers have become very much an irrelevancy. Sigh...

TCLN Ryster said,
There was a time when a major version number increment meant you could expect major changes to the product. Long gone are those days. Nowadays, version numbers have become very much an irrelevancy. Sigh...

The old ways of doing things is bad when it comes to web browsers. IE 6 is the prime example. Despite popular beliefs IE 6 was actually not that bad when it was released. The problem is the engine was not updated quickly enough and it became one of the worst thing to happen in the history of computer.

I think what they should do is create 3 different version numbers.

FireFox UI version 7
Engine version 31
Security version 10

The official version number would be the one of the UI and the features associated with it and would be updated less often, let's say twice a year at most. Then the engine and security could be upgraded on a regular basis without changing the UI and people would stop to complain about version numbers for no reason.

Having constant updates is nice and expected of any software nowadays. But a lot of people, including me, still can't get used to the new versioning scheme and it's very difficult to gauge progress. Mozilla can still stay on a fast release schedule and use XX.YY.ZZ. Plenty of other software do it.